ISRAEL

Dr. Nurit Hirschfeld

Chapter Secretary General

Dr. Nurit Hirschfeld

Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Ran Cohen
Former Member of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset

National Peace Council Member

Prof. Eliezer Glaubach-Gal
President, Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum

National Peace Council Member

Sheik Ali Birani
President, Jerusalem Forum for Understanding and Cooperation among Religions
Mrs. Adi Sassaki
Director, Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum

Exploring Shared Values and Hopes in Jerusalem

December 18, 2008

People from all over the world from different religious and ethnic backgrounds refer to Jerusalem as the birthplace or at least a place of importance for their particular religious beliefs and practices.

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Experiencing a Variety of Cultures in Jerusalem and Palestine

December 18, 2008

The morning of Dec. 18, 2008 began with a tour of Old Jerusalem by participants in the International Young Leaders program of the Middle East Peace Initiative.

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Enduring Friendships Among Young Israelis and Palestinians

December 17, 2008

Report on follow-up meetings with young Israelis and Palestinians who spent ten days together in Italy and San Marino during the summer of 2008 in a trip organized by UPF-Israel and UPF-Italy.

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Day of Peace in Jerusalem and Haifa

September 21, 2008

Jerusalem & Haifa, Israel - Enthusiastic volunteers brought a public garden back to life for the sake of the people living nearby.

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Young Palestinians and Israelis Forge Bonds in Europe

September 10, 2008

Israeli and Palestinian youth spent ten days in Italy and San Marino in early September seeking to develop new aspects of leadership. The trip offered many unique opportunities for interaction among the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as Italians interested in cross-cultural understanding.

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European Youth Help with Art Projects in Beit Shemesh

August 4, 2008

Beit Shemesh, Israel - Fifteen young Europeans arrived in Jerusalem on July 1, 2008, for an International Youth Leadership project in Bethlehem and Beit Shemesh.

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International Youth Learn Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine

July 1, 2008

From June 22 to July 1, 2008, international participants took part in an International Youth Leadership project in Israel and Palestine, joined at various times by local participants.

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Bringing the UPF Vision to a Druze Annual Gathering

April 25, 2008

UPF delegates greet President Shimon PeresThe Druze celebration in honor of the prophet Shu’eib on April 25, 2008, offered an opportunity to promote UPF's interfaith vision.

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Religious Youth Service Works with Faith Link on Jerusalem Project

February 24, 2008

Jerusalem - A joint project between Religious Youth Service and Faith Link in Jerusalem Feb. 12-24, 2008, had a good mix of youth representing Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Unificationism and atheism.

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E. Glaubach: Prospectus for a Peace Academy

February 11, 2008

"There is clearly a younger generation in the Middle East, sick and tired of conflict and beginning to understand that their future and hopes reside not in confrontation over territory but in the challenges of science, technology and communication, and that they can win new life and a new future without boundaries."- Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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Fact-Finding Trips to Israel and Palestinian Territories

December 31, 2007

UPF's Middle East Peace Initiative programs from 2005-07 included fact-finding tours to inform participants of the perceived prospects for a peaceful resolution of the conflict from a range of informed opinions from both Israelis and Palestinians.

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UK Doctor Proposes a Holy Land Medical Project

December 31, 2007

Plans for a collaborative health care project are evolving out of the Middle East Peace Initiative fact-finding trips. Participants in a European MEPI fact-finding tour visited the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem in 2007.

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Religious Youth Service Supports International Volunteer Day in Jerusalem

December 14, 2007

Jerusalem – Religious Youth Service helped carry out a five-day experiential service-learning project, Dec. 7-14, 2007 that included a commemoration of International Volunteer Day.

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Global Peacemakers Meet Youth in Jewish and Arab Communities

December 12, 2007

Families in an Orthodox Jewish community opened their homes to Palestinian youth in a December 2007 Global Peacemakers Project.

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Hearts Are Touched as Faith Leaders Embrace

December 10, 2007

At the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, a Jewish scholar from Jerusalem, a Muslim cleric from Kazakhstan, a Buddhist priest from Japan, and a Christian bishop from Nazareth prayed for the unity of God's people during a Middle East Peace Initiative program Dec. 4-9, 2007.

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E. Glaubach: Proposal for a Peace Zone Fishery on the Gaza-Israel Coast

December 9, 2007

I propose that a fishery be built on the seashore border between the Gaza Strip and Israel as a joint venture between investors and the Israeli and Palestinian authorities. Such project will serve the common interests of all sides and have economic and political benefits.

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Play Soccer, Make Peace

December 9, 2007

Play Football, Make Peace has run pilot programs for young  people in Gaza, Israel and Jordan. The power of sports to bring down borders was shown when young people from the separate areas of Gaza had a unique chance to meet each other and compete through a Play Soccer [Football] Make Peace tournament.

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M. Peleg: A Call for Non-Violence

December 7, 2007

The non-violent approach unequivocally won and changed forever the history of the United States and of the entire world. The precedent it created, similarly to the French Revolution 200 years earlier, turned into a symbol with present and future implications for political struggles in various locations.

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Students Play Basketball for Peace in Haifa

December 7, 2007

More than 700 students from four middle schools in Israel took part in a Dec. 1-6, 2007 interreligious program in the Haifa region of Carmel that promoted friendship and good sportsmanship..

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Druze Host Interreligious Conference in Israel

October 31, 2007

An International Leadership Conference in Tiberias, Israel, Oct. 29-31, 2007, brought together Druze, Jews, Muslims and Christians. 

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